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Today we are doing a little bit of a modified “How VW Parts Fail” video. We are going to be looking at the top 5 failures on B6 Passats. Now these are not the only failures of the 2006-2011 Passats. There are plenty of other things that fail. So if I didn’t mention something in the video, that does not mean it was not an issue. Please let me know what you guys think of this style of video. A ton of you asked me for something like this. I want to do videos on more models if you guys are into it.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com

Join me today as check out 5 of the most common Passat issues

Trouble viewing? Watch “Top 5 Failures of 2006-2011 VW Passats” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.

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How VW Head gaskets fail

How VW Head gaskets failOn this episode of “How VW Parts Fail” we are looking at the failure of the 2.5L cylinder head gasket. The head gasket can be thought of as one of the most important gaskets in an engine. Today we talk about what a head gasket is, what it does, and how it fails.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com

Join me today as we breakdown:

  • What is a VW head gasket?
  • What does a VW head gasket seal?
  • Where is the head gasket located?
  • How does the head gasket fail
  • Symptoms of a failing head gasket
  • Diagnosing a failing head gasket
  • Is replacing a head gasket a DIY?
  • Good news about failing head gaskets
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How VW Parts Fail ~ 2.5L Head Gaskets” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.

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DSG Problems

VW DSG ProblemsToday on “How VW parts fail”, we are looking at the mechantronics unit from the 7 speed DSG transmission. This transmission is only found in the Jetta Hybrid in the US market. In the rest of world market, it is found in other drivetrain combinations as well. This is not the most common of VW issues, but it is pretty cool how it works. This is also a little different video because I have never taken one apart. It is great because we can all learn something on this video.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com

Join me as we break down(hopefully not):

  • What a mechatronics unit in the DSG is
  • How a mechatronics unit in the DSG works
  • How the mechatronics unit changes gears
  • The serviceability of the mechatronics unit.
  • Is this a DIY part?
  • The DSG Transmission explained 
  • Symptoms of mechatronics unit failure
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How VW Parts Fail ~ 7 speed DSG Mechatronic Unit” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.VW DSG Problems

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failed VW parts

2.0t Fuel pump control moduleToday I am back to chat about more failed Volkswagen parts. We are looking at how the fuel pump control module fails on 2.0t engines. This module is on 2.0t gas engines from 2006 until now. There may be other engines that have this, or a similar module, installed. They will basically all fail in the same way.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com

Join me as we break down(hopefully not):

  • What is the fuel pump control module?
  • What the fuel pump control module does
  • How the fuel pump control module fails
  • Symptoms of a failing fuel pump control module
  • Diagnosing a failing fuel pump control module
  • Is this a DIY part?
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How VW Parts Fail ~ 2.0t Fuel Pump Modules” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.2.0t Fuel pump control module

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Ignition Coil Failure

Ignition Coil Failure

Today I am back to talk about more failing VW parts. We are looking at one of the most broken connectors I see, ignition coil connectors. More spesifically 2.0t ignition coil connectors. It may seem like a very simple failure, but connectors have a lot more going on than you may think. This was a really fun “How VW Parts Fail” video for me. I have repinned a ton of connectors in my career, and it is something I enjoy doing.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com

Join me as we break down(hopefully not):

  • Commonly broken VW electrical connectors
  • What a VW ignition coil connector does
  • What makes up a VW ignition coil connector
  • What makes up most Audi and VW electrical connectors
  • How ignition coil connectors fail
  • Is replacing an ignition coil connector a DIY
  • Tools required to repin connectors
  • Tips for releasing VW connectors.
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How VW Parts Fail ~ 2.0t Ignition Coil Connectors ” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.Ignition Coil Failure

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diverter valve failure

diverter valve failure

This is the 30th video in our “How VW Parts Fail” series. This is also a failing part that I get asked about all the time. We are looking at the failure of Volkswagen Diverter Valves. This part may also be called “Turbo Recirculation Valve”, “Turbo Cut-Off Valve” or even “Blow Off Valve”. We will also talk about how “Blow Off Valve” is not exactly wrong, but it’s not right either.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com

Join me today as we break down:

  • Why a Diverter Valve is not a Blow Off Valve
  • What is a Diverter Valve
  • Where is the Diverter Valve located
  • How the Diverter Valve works
  • How the Diverter Valve Fails
  • Symptoms of a failing Diverter Valve
  • Diagnosing a bad Diverter Valve
  • Can you DIY the Diverter Valve
  • Tips for replacing the Diverter Valve
  • The “Rev D” Diverter Valve
  • How to replace the Diverter Valve
  • Thanks To Apex Tuning for hooking me up with the parts
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How The 2.0T Diverter Valve Fails ~ Video” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.diverter valve failure

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Failing VW fuel pump

We are back talking about how Volkswagen parts fail. This is video 29 of examining how Volkswagen parts fail. I take the really commonly failing parts, break them open and show you what happens. I also want to mention that you should not be scared off of owning or buying a VW. Anyone could do these types of videos on any make. I do how VW parts fail because I work at a VW dealer 🙂

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com

Join me today as we break down:

  • What is a VW in tank fuel pump
  • Where is the VW fuel pump located
  • How does a VW fuel pump work
  • Symptoms of a failing VW fuel pump, other than “my car will not start”
  • Ways to diagnose a failing VW fuel pump
  • Can you DIY a VW fuel pump
  • Tip to keep a fuel pump from from failing (maybe)
  • 2.0t fuel pump (the one I show in the video)
  • 2.5 fuel pump (one of the more common failing pumps)
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How VW Parts Fail, In Tank Fuel Pumps” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.Failing VW fuel pump

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